Monthly Archives: August 2015

Québec: People who Died in Police Custody Since 1987 (Excluding Montréal)

Québec: People who died in police custody since 1987 (excluding Montréal):

• Abelie Sala, 25, d. Jan. 25, 1989
• Stéphane Paradis, 26, d. July 3, 1996
• Linda Lefebvre, 32, d. May 1, 1997
• Victor-Soyuz Portela, 28, d. Feb. 10, 1999
• Roger Nadeau, 48, d. May 1, 2007
• Claudio Castagnetta, 32, d. Sept. 20, 2007
• Antoine Wabanonic, d. May 16, 2008
• Daniel Chantigny, 44, d. June 29, 2012
• Terence Allen Iserhoff, 27, d. Jan. 23, 2013
• Julien Belzil, 70, d. Mar. 14, 2013

Source: Coalition contre la Répression et les Abus Policiers (la C.R.A.P)


Québec: People who Died Following a Traffic Incident Involving a Police Officer Since 1987 (Excluding Montréal)

Québec: People who died following a traffic incident involving a police officer since 1987 (excluding Montréal):

• Marielle Pelletier-Bisson, 62, d. Aug. 14, 1990
• Daniel Brousseau, 15, d. July 1, 1993
• Cameron Woods, 28, d. July 12, 1994
• Dorothy Carrier-Boutin, d. July 12, 1994
• Kathleen Patricia Court, d. July 12, 1994
• Sylvain Basque, 32, d. Sept. 20, 1998
• Michel Lépine, 32, d. Mar. 13, 1999
• Nadia Lagacé, 21, d. July 1, 1999
• Allen Metallic, 28, d. July 1, 1999
• Patrice Poirier, 30, d. Mar. 27, 2000
• Marc Bergeron, 32, d. April 29, 2000
• Robert Pelletier, 50, d. Aug. 29, 2000
• John Duncan Dedam, 21, d. Sept. 28, 2000
• Patrick Lebrun, 24, d. Oct. 31, 2000
• Denis Beauregard, 36, d. Aug. 25, 2001
• Gustave Blais, 82, d. Aug. 26, 2001
• Gladys Tolley, 61, d. Oct. 6, 2001
• Sébastien Tremblay, 25, d. Nov. 9, 2001
• Mathieu Ouellet, 24, d. Nov. 2001
• Terry Lalo, 16, d. April 15, 2002
• Pierre Chouinard, 39, d. Aug. 16, 2002
• Ghislain Perreault, 47, d. Aug. 16, 2002
• Jean-François Bergeron, 20, d. April 9, 2003
• André Charneux, 58, d. April 30, 2003
• Michel Landry, 35, d. Aug. 3, 2003
• Paul Robitaille, 39, d. Aug. 3, 2003
• Rohan Richard, 33, d. Aug. 24, 2003
• Eddy Lévesque, 74, d. Sept. 28, 2003
• Kenneth Robertson, 31, d. Aug. 27, 2004
• Cathy Deslandes, 19, d. Dec. 3, 2004
• Richard Boisvert, 40, d. May 6, 2005
• Stéphane Bisaillon, 35, d. May 17, 2005
• Jason Béchard, 19, d. May 21, 2005
• Sylvain Lampron, 37, d. Aug. 1, 2005
• Kim De Muylder, 14, d. Feb. 27, 2006
• Éric Bouchard, 18, d. May 27, 2006
• Haley Rhiannon Chaylt, 19, d. Oct. 22, 2006
• Charles-Antoine Dulmaine, 20, d. Dec. 30, 2006
• Luc Dallaire, 61, d. Jan. 23, 2007
• Guillaume Langlois, 28, d. May 7, 2007
• Gérard Labrecque, 53, d. July 19, 2007
• Benjamin Lalonde-Prud’homme, 19, d. Aug. 16, 2007
• Brian Bélanger, 19, d. Aug. 16, 2007
• René Jolicœur, 28, d. July 10, 2008
• Yan Garneau, 22, d. July 22, 2008
• Tehonwahtastha Glasgow, 15, d. July 30, 2008
• Keven Wilkinson, 19, d. Sept. 2, 2008
• Nicolas Campeau, 22, d. April 6, 2009
• Sébastien Foisy, 30, d. July 8, 2009
• Robert Chiran, 33, d. Sept. 7, 2009
• Steve Leclerc, 22, d. Sept. 25, 2009
• Pierre-Yves Morin, 26, d. Sept. 26, 2009
• Rory Michael Breen, d. Oct. 5, 2009
• Pierre Gergis, 23, d. Oct. 7, 2009
• Jean-Philippe Hamel, 25, d. Oct. 23, 2009
• David Desfossés, 25, d. Nov. 7, 2009
• Steve Fitzpatrick, 27, d. June 10, 2010
• Brandon Crawford, 20, d. April 16, 2011
• Anthony McColl, 19, d. April 16, 2011
• Karrick Tremblay, 29, d. May 22, 2011
• Mathieu Durette, 24, d. June 25, 2011
• Jacquelin Fillion, 20, d. July 31, 2011
• Alain Rémillard, 41, d. Aug. 16, 2011
• Éric Rompré, 25, d. June 16, 2012
• Jean-Marie Fontaine, 75, d. Jan. 17, 2013
• Joseph-Henri Bourget, 19, d. June 9, 2013
• Frédéric Fafard-Côté, 30, d. Aug. 5, 2013
• Kevin Houle-Filibotte, 27, d. Dec. 4, 2013
• Nicholas Thorne-Belance, 5, d. Feb. 17, 2014
• Sylvain Brazeau, 35, d. July 25, 2014
• Guy Blouin, 48, d. Sept. 3, 2014
• Cécile Lalancette, 89, d. July 18, 2015
• Georges Martel, 80, d. July 18, 2015
• Louiselle Laroche, 71, d. July 18, 2015

Source: Coalition contre la Répression et les Abus Policiers (la C.R.A.P)


Québec: People who Died by Suicide During a Police Intervention Since 1987 (excluding Montréal)

Québec: People who died by suicide during a police intervention since 1987 (excluding Montréal):

• Louis-Robert Gemme, 35, d. July 23, 1989
• Robert-Paul Garrette, 40, d. Mar. 17, 2000
• Martin Perron, 24, d. July 11, 2000
• Éric Didriksen, 31, d. Aug. 28, 2000
• Félix Gagnon, 39, d. Sept. 13, 2001
• Yvon Vachon, 46, d. Oct. 10, 2001
• Benoit O’Connor, 24, d. Nov. 18, 2001
• Jean-Claude Larocque, 20, d. April 19, 2002
• Pierre Chouinard, 39, d. Aug. 16, 2002
• Germain Coulombe, 44, d. Oct. 19, 2002
• Patrick Gagnon, 18, d. May 25, 2003
• Denis Roy, 55, d. Nov. 7, 2003
• Pierre Laberge, 53, d. Mar. 24, 2004
• Claude Malenfant, 65, d. Oct. 16, 2004
• Jean Dion, 46, d. Dec. 26, 2005
• Stéphane Bisaillon, 35, d. May 17, 2005
• Oumar Thiam, 43, d. April 25, 2007
• Roger Gagnon, 31, d. July 29, 2007
• Robert Leblond, 34, d. Aug. 12, 2007
• Marc Lachapelle, 41, d. Oct. 1, 2008
• Paul Gamache, 33, d. Feb. 20, 2009
• Maurice Beauchesne, 46, d. May 22, 2009
• Éric Hamelin, 39, d. April 23, 2010
• Mathieu Lacas, 24, d. June 17, 2010
• Cameron McRae, 45, d. Aug. 17, 2010
• Claude d’Auteuil, 59, d. Aug. 20, 2010
• Danis Savard, 34, d. Dec. 3, 2010
• Dave Godin, 35, d. June 15, 2011
• Michael William Stabenow, 45, d. Sept. 29, 2011
• Benjamin Miron, 32, d. Oct. 26, 2011
• Daniel Grondin, 55, d. Jan. 19, 2012
• Robert Lapierre, 44, d. Mar. 18, 2012
• Pierre Boisvert, 53, d. May 4, 2012
• Normand Constantin, 56, d. Aug. 11, 2012
• Ernest Fleming, 32, d. Sept. 25, 2012
• Patrick Deraspe, 36, d. Oct. 31, 2012
• Janot Guitard, 54, d. Nov. 4, 2012
• Gilles Fortier, 68, d. Dec. 9, 2012
• Jobie Jr. Saunders, 21, d. Mar. 3, 2013
• Billy Imbeault, 36, d. June 16, 2013
• Jean-Pierre Pharand, 68, d. June 25, 2013
• Robert Qitsualuk, 19, d. July 8, 2013
• Christopher Ikey, 23, d. Aug. 27, 2013
• Jacques Blondin, 54, d. Oct. 5, 2013
• Pierre Mailhot, 44, d. Dec. 7, 2013

Not including so-called “suicide by police.”

Source: Coalition contre la Répression et les Abus Policiers (la C.R.A.P)


Québec: People who Died Following a Police Intervention Since 1987 (Excluding Montréal)

Québec: People who died following a police intervention since 1987 (excluding Montréal):

• Réal Nadeau, 32, d. Oct. 3, 1987
• Laurent Tremblay, 65, d. June 8, 1991
• Jeffrey Fortin, 20, d. June 17, 1991
• Jacques Ducas, 37, d. Dec. 1, 1991
• John Kordic, 27, d. Aug. 8, 1992
• Pierre Côté, 56, d. Sept. 24, 1994
• Roger Pelletier, 57, d. Dec. 27, 1997
• Roger Bourgeois, 62, d. April 25, 2001
• Philippe Gagné, 27, d. June 7, 2001
• Steve Courchesne, 30, d. Feb. 14, 2002
• Alexandre Fortin, 26, d. June 5, 2002
• Sylvain Bourrelle, 39, d. June 10, 2003
• Mathieu Synnott, 29, d. Sept. 18, 2003
• Constant Bolduc, 42, d. Sept. 24, 2003
• Jorge Giraldo, 34, d. Feb. 11, 2004
• Sandy Salowatfeak, 30, d. Mar. 31, 2004
• Martin Blouin, 29, d. Sept. 20, 2004
• Denis Martineau, 47, d. May 4, 2005
• Michel Weeds, 48, d. Mar. 8, 2005
• Gilles Lamy, 62, d. Sept. 29, 2005
• Frank Ortenza, 35, d. Oct. 25, 2005
• Yves Beauchamp, 53, d. June 14, 2006
• Martin Gabrielli, 20, d. July 4, 2006
• Lise Hémond, 43, d. April 7, 2007
• Ghyslain Trépanier, 52, d. June 1, 2007
• Stefan Stritzkowski, 36, d. Aug. 27, 2007
• Steven Berthiaume, 41, d. Sept. 26, 2007
• Gilles Cloutier, 43, d. Jan. 21, 2008
• Claude Taillon, 41, d. Feb. 6, 2008
• Don Richard Neeposh, 37, d. May 6, 2008
• Alain Rodrigue, 44, d. June 13, 2008
• David Leclair, 35, d. June 28, 2008
• Johnny Jr. Michel-Dumont, 19, d. Jan. 31, 2009
• Stéphane Nadeau, 25, d. May 15, 2009
• Jacques Charlish, 54, d. July 3, 2009
• Philippe Primeau, 28, d. July 11, 2009
• Jean-Claude Jr. Raymond, 29, d. Aug. 26, 2009
• Éric Therrien, 35, d. Nov. 8, 2009
• Angela Lavoie, 47, d. Jan. 1, 2010
• Adam Murray, 26, d. Jan. 18, 2010
• Roger Dorion, 45, d. Mar. 29, 2010
• Donald Rancourt, 49, d. Oct. 6, 2010
• Henri Rodgers, 69, d. Dec. 3, 2010
• Gaétan Plante, 48, d. Oct. 3, 2011
• Mikel Dallaire, 23, d. Feb. 28, 2012
• Alain Moisan, 52, d. April 12, 2012
• Frédérick Guay, 35, d. May 6, 2012
• David Lacour, 17, d. Jan. 23, 2014
• Mathieu Perron, 35, d. May 8, 2014
• Martin Couture-Rouleau, 25, d. Oct. 20, 2014
• Adrien Arsenault, 65, d. July 21. 2015

Source: Coalition contre la Répression et les Abus Policiers (la C.R.A.P)


Montréal: People who Died in Police Custody Since 1987

Montréal: People who died in police custody since 1987:

• Michel Fanizzi, 44, d. Jan.20, 1987
• Sylvain Lussier, 26, d. Feb. 8, 1987
• Edmond Lamontagne, 45, d. April 5, 1987
• Jean-Hughes Fournier, 26, d. April 29, 1987
• François Brunelle, 30, d. May 24, 1987
• Yvan Lafrenière, 27, d. June 3, 1987
• Jean Boivin, 33, d. June 12, 1987
• René Laporte, 39, d. June 28, 1987
• Bernard Armand, 40, d. July 20, 1987
• Robert Mongeau, 35, d. Aug. 6, 1987
• Fernand Roux, 59, d. Sept. 2, 1987
• Jacques Lavoie, 39, d. Sept. 19, 1987
• Adrien Girard, 48, d. Nov. 2, 1987
• Sylvain Boudreault, 28, d. Mar. 29, 1988
• Laurier Lachance, 55, d. April 27, 1990
• Alain McMartin, 27, d. Oct. 1, 1992
• Vinkaitwar Bikhari, 33, d. Feb. 12, 1994
• Richard Barnabé, 38, d. May 2, 1996
• Paul Grossette, 33, d. Feb. 8, 1997

Source: Coalition contre la Répression et les Abus Policiers (la C.R.A.P)


Montréal: People Who Died Following a Traffic Incident Involving a Police Officer Since 1987

Montréal: People who died following a traffic incident involving a police officer since 1987:

• Stéphane Robert, 16, d. Aug. 13, 1987
• Andrew David Sirota, 25, d. Dec. 3, 1988
• Paul McKinnon, 14, d. Oct. 25, 1990
• Philippe Laheurte, 34, d. July 9, 1991
• Guy Hébert, 23, d. Mar. 11, 1992
• Stéphane Duhaime, 22, d. May 18, 1993
• Dick Tanguay, 26, d. July 31, 1994
• Jean-Édouard Dominique, 36, d. May 22, 1997
• Michel Paradis, 27, d. Dec. 28, 1997
• Jean-Claubert Anicette, 30, d. Oct. 3, 1999
• Mostafa Amrane, 45, d. Aug. 20, 2001
• Omar Albert Thompson, 27, d. Nov. 10, 2004
• Troy Fesam Hakim, 31, d. Nov. 10, 2004
• Donald Greer, 78, d. July 20, 2005
• Gloria Zimmerman, 82, d. July 20, 2005
• Melissa Murat, 14, d. Nov. 14, 2005
• Marc-Antoine Bernier, 14, d. July 5, 2008
• Marcel Locas, 82, d. Dec. 28, 2010

Source: Coalition contre la Répression et les Abus Policiers (la C.R.A.P)


Montréal: People who Died by Suicide During a Police Intervention Since 1987

Montréal: People who died by suicide during a police intervention since 1987:

• Kenneth Carter, 25, d. July 21, 1987
• Michel Saint-George, 41, d. Jan. 6, 1991
• Osmond Seymour Fletcher, 26, d. Nov. 14, 1991
• Yvon Asselin, 39, d. Mar. 6, 1993
• Karine Haché, 27, d. Jan. 21, 2002
• Yann Côté, 31, d. Jan. 13, 2003
• Robert-Pierre Hénault, 39, d. Dec. 19, 2003
• Micheler St-Hubert, 33, d. April 1, 2004
• Michel Limoges, 25, d. July 5, 2004
• Jason Lewis, 27, d. Sept. 9, 2004
• Daniel Vanier, 42, d. Nov. 6, 2006
• Benoît Claveau, 42, d. Jan. 10, 2009
• Rudolph André Freyd, 46, d. May 9, 2010
• Danny Forbes, 36, d. Aug. 27, 2010
• William Zanetti, 61, d. April 15, 2013
• Alain Gaudreault, 55, d. Dec. 4, 2013
• Sylvio Sergilles, 49, d. Mar. 7, 2014
• Ikuko Ogura, 53, d. Aug. 3, 2014

Not so-called “suicide by cop.”

Source: Coalition contre la Répression et les Abus Policiers (la C.R.A.P)


Killer Cop Simon Beaulieu Charged in Death of Cyclist Guy Boulin (Quebec)

Quebec City police officer Simon Beaulieu has been charged with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving causing death for hitting and killing a cyclist, Guy Boulin (48), with his police vehicle on September 3, 2014. Beaulieu is set to appear in a Quebec City courtroom on October 16, 2015. This is a rare case in which an officer is actually charged in a case where police have killed someone.

On September 3, 2014, officer Beaulieu attempted to intercept Guy Blouin who was simply biking the wrong way down a street. The cyclist was hit by the cruiser, which was apparently reversing in high speed toward Boulin, and died in hospital several hours later.

Incredibly Beaulieu was promoted to the rank of investigator in Quebec City’s police department only a month after the fatal collision. He got the promotion despite the investigation into his killing of Boulin being ongoing at the time. A general duty officer at the time he killed Boulin, Beaulieu was not reassigned to administrative duties following the killing.

The case was investigated by the provincial police Sûreté du Québec because the killing involved local police. The Quebec City police department claimed to co-operate fully with the investigation.

After Blouin was killed the Quebec City community of St-Roch held vigils and protests on his behalf. According to community group spokesperson Pierre Frappier, of the Comité des Citoyens de St-Roch: “At that time, people were afraid. People were angry.” While the community group is pleased to see charges finally laid they question why it took nearly a year to do so. Said Frappier: “I find it hard to believe it took almost a year for whomever’s in charge to finally determine that somebody is guilty of those things, or that he should be charged.”

A sign left at the memorial site in honor of Guy Blouin reads, in French, “Police officer or murderer? Peace to the family, we are with you.”

For more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/simon-beaulieu-police-officer-charged-in-death-of-cyclist-guy-blouin-1.3196269


Inquest into Deaths in Custody of Joseph Allan Kiss (25) and Adam Kenneth Reed (30) at North Bay Jail

An inquest will be held into the deaths in custody of Joseph Allan Kiss (25) and Adam Kenneth Reed (30) who died while in custody at the North Bay City Jail. The inquest, announced by regional supervising coroner for the North Region Sudbury Office, Dr. David Cameron, is scheduled for September 2015. Kiss died on March 26, 2013 and Reed died on Nov. 7, 2012.
The inquest will examine the events surrounding the deaths of the two men and make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths. It is expected to last three days and around 12 witnesses are currently expected to take the witness stand. The inquest is scheduled to begin September 14 at the North Bay Courthouse with Dr. Steven Bodley presiding as inquest coroner and Paul Larsh as counsel to the coroner.

Reed had been arrested shortly before his death and was set to appear in bail court the day he died. Reed’s family had warned police that the man might harm himself.

Initially the North Bay Police Service conducted their own investigation and the case has now been taken over by the coroner’s office.

Reed had gone to North Bay in early August of 2012 to seek help for alcoholism. There were apparently “complications” at the treatment center he attended and his family was trying to get him back home again before he was arrested. He was remembered as a fun loving guy who loved sports.

For more see: http://news.ontario.ca/mcscs/en/2015/08/inquest-into-the-deaths-of-joseph-allan-kiss-and-adam-kenneth-reed-announced.html


Montréal: People who Died Following a Police Intervention Since 1987

Montréal: People who died following a police intervention since 1987:

• Serge Laforest, 33, d. April 16, 1987
• Mark White, 30, d. Aug. 14, 1987
• Anthony Griffin, 19, d. Nov. 11, 1987
• Bernard Laforest, 26, d. June 20, 1988
• José Carlos Garcia, 43, d. Oct. 7, 1988
• Yvon Lafrance, 40, d. Jan. 3, 1989
• Norman Major, 29, d. Sept. 28, 1989
• Leslie Presley, 26, d. April 9, 1990
• Jorge Chavarria-Reyes, 22, d. Nov. 22, 1990
• Fabian Quienty, 25, d. Jan. 25, 1991
• Yvan Dugas, 36, d. April 19, 1991
• Fritzgerald Forbes, 22, d. June 14, 1991
• Marcellus François, 24, d. July 18, 1991
• Armand Fernandez, 24, d. Nov. 4, 1991
• Arthur Vahan Sukias, 37, d. Jan. 31, 1992
• Trevor Kelly, 43, d. Jan. 1, 1993
• Paolo Romanelli, 23, d. Mar. 9, 1995
• Martin Suazo, 23, d. June 1, 1995
• Philippe Ferraro, 67, d. June 26, 1995
• Nelson Perreault, 38, d. April 15, 1996
• Daniel Bélair, 39, d. May 17, 1996
• Michel Mathurin, 49, d. June 17, 1996
• Richard Whaley, 29, d. Nov. 10, 1996
• Yvan Fond-Rouge, 36, d. April 30, 1998
• Michel Charette, 36, d. June 17, 1998
• Jean-Emmanuel Beaudet, 27, d. June 23, 1999
• Jean-Pierre Lizotte, 45, d. Oct. 16, 1999
• Carl Ouellet, 34, d. May 31, 2000
• Luc Aubert, 43, d. July 16, 2000
• Sébastien McNicoll, 26, d. July 18, 2000
• Michael Kibbe, 19, d. Feb. 8, 2001
• Michel Morin, 43, d. Sept. 4, 2002
• Wilson Oliviera, 24, d. April 12, 2003
• Michel Berniquez, 45, d. June 28, 2003
• Rohan Wilson, 28, d. Feb. 21, 2004
• Stéphane Coulombe, 35, d. June 24, 2004
• Benoît Richer, 28, d. July 2, 2004
• Daniel Annett, 42, d. July 25, 2004
• Maurice Leblanc, 59, d. July 4, 2005
• Mohamed Anas Bennis, 25, d. Dec. 1, 2005
• Kimveer Gill, 25, d. Sept. 13, 2006
• Vianney Charest, 51, d. July 9, 2007
• Quilem Registre, 39, d. Oct. 18, 2007
• Fredy Villanueva, 18, d. Aug. 9, 2008
• Claude Racine, 55, d. June 28, 2010
• Jean-Claude Lemay, 48, d. Jan. 26, 2011
• Patrick Saulnier, 26, d. Feb. 5, 2011
• Mario Hamel, 40, d. June 7, 2011
• Patrick Limoges, 36, d. June 7, 2011
• Julien Gaudreau, 25, d. June 11, 2011
• Farshad Mohammadi, 34, d. Jan. 6, 2012
• Jean-Francois Nadreau, 30, d. Feb. 16, 2012
• Robert Hénault, 70, d. Aug. 8, 2013
• Isidore Havis, 72, d. Aug. 17, 2013
• Donald Ménard, 41, d. Nov. 11, 2013
• Alain Magloire, 41, d. Feb. 3, 2014
• René Gallant, 45, d. May 31, 2015

Source: Coalition contre la Répression et les Abus Policiers (la C.R.A.P)